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Juan Uribe Thinks His New Stepdad Bud Is Kind Of An Asshole

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Data Analysis, or Lack Thereof

According to Business Insider’s Sports Chart of the Day, it has been a great year for the SEC and Defensive Ends: According to me, it has been an even better year for the SEC, DE’s and Charts That Could Have Just … Continue reading

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PEOPLE WHO PRODUCE THINGS

–Thank you a hundred times, Susan Richard Nelson, for potentially granting my sure-to-be mediocre fantasy football team a last-minute reprieve. (ESPN) –Feeling nervous yet, Malcolm Gladwell? I’d be feeling a little nervous, but hey, I’m no scientist. (St. Pete Times) … Continue reading

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DATA STORY

The graph’s below establish the obvious in a sort of complicated way, but in a nutshell, they say: the academic performance of student athletes is, on average, inversely proportionate to the revenue and expenses associated with their sport. http://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S18429216Iu http://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S184290LXksContinue reading

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People Who Produce Things

–Lukas pointed this one out to me: predatory lending in the NFL lockout-relief market. The first thing the NFLPA advises rookies to do with their bonus is hire a financial advisor. The first thing they actual do is buy a … Continue reading

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Sports Subsidies And Other Excuses To Make Cool Graphs

Phil Miller at The Sports Economist wrote an excellent post on university subsidies of college athletics the other day. Using a data tool developed by ESPN, Miller compiled a table of the ten largest subsidies provided to athletics programs around the country. … Continue reading

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Modest Proposals For Attracting Fans and Boosting Revenue

So this might happen: a $1.5 million cut to the athletics program budget. EVERYBODY PANIC. But afterwards–once we’re all done foaming at the mouth and trying to figure out how many ski teams $1.5 million is worth–after all that lets … Continue reading

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